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Biryani Project, Kalkaji, Delhi

The Biryani Project has recently launched its new outlet in Kalkaji and we could not wait to get our hands on their delicious Biryani’s.

The best part about Biryani Project is that they use clay pots for serving Biryanis and do not have any plastic packaging.

Hyderabadi chicken biryani: You know it is a good Hyderabadi Biryani when you can sense the aroma of spices when the lid of the clay pot is opened. The chicken pieces are drenched in the hot spices and the rice so perfectly cooked. Highly recommended.

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Awadhi mutton Biryani: The aroma of saffron and kewda, the succulent mutton pieces and the long grained Basmati rice – it could not be better! Highly recommended.

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Jia Mom’s, Mayapuri, New Delhi

Peri Peri Exotic Veg Pizza: The crispy yet slightly thick wheat base with the optimal amount of cheese is a refreshing change. The paneer cubes, zucchini and sweet corn are perfectly grilled but could have been in a greater quantity though.

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Veggie Heaven Pizza: Again a crispy wheat base with good quality cheese topped with baby corn, broccoli, sun dried tomatoes and mushroom which are perfectly grilled but could have been in a higher quantity.

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Pappardelle in pesto sauce: Oh my! One of the best penne in pesto sauce I have tasted so far by a delivery outlet. The pesto sauce has the necessary bitter texture with optimal creaminess. The broccoli is juicy and the occasional bite of garlic is heavenly.

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FreshMenu, Udyog Vihar, Gurgaon

One of my favourite delivery outlets, Fresh Menu has recently launched a new menu and it was difficult for me to wait to try my hands on its lovely delicacies.

They have a daily food menu and I decided to try a Wednesday one.

Mushroom Fusilli Alfredo: You will find a hell lot of fusilli one white sauce with button mushrooms, but if the same dish comes with the addition of the juicy shiitake mushrooms, please do try it! The white sauce here was not too runny or too creamy – just the perfect consistency. Highly recommended.

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Creamy Peppercorn Chicken Spaghetti: If there is a place serving pasta, I always chose spaghetti. Because it imbibes the flavours of the sauce so well! So this particular bowl of spaghetti was perfectly served in a slurpy yet creamy red sauce with the right amount of black pepper. Not to forget the succulent grilled chicken and firm vegetables. Highly recommended.

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Red Velvet Swiss Roll: Perfect ending to a perfect meal! I have a thing for luscious Swiss Rolls and when they come in red velvet – my my! This one was so soft and so airy! Not to forget the moderate sweetness and the high quality cream.

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Fewbucks, Gurgaon

In the age of rising waste levels, Some cloud kitchens are working towards sustainably manage the food waste generated for delivery outlets. Fewbucks is one such kitchen in Gurgaon following the same philosophy.

I was slightly taken aback with plastic containers but they mention that they use corn starch cutlery instead of plastic. I did not get it though.

One part that I liked about their packaging apart from their food was the description of the chef who had made the dishes.

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I had ordered butter garlic and chilli garlic noodles. Both the noodles were amazing – tasty, slurpy and flavourful.

The butter garlic noodles had the lovely hints of garlic and was slightly spicy too.
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The chilli garlic noodles had black pepper and trust me when I say that the hotness was appealing.
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Where tigers are supposed to rule – Jim Corbett

If you are a passionate traveller, your travels are incomplete without a Safari tour or a national park/wildlife sanctuary journey.

And for a Delhiite, the nearest protected reserve is Jim Corbett – a mere 6 hour journey from the national capital.

Day 0: Since bus journeys are mostly uncomfortable, we opted for Indian Railways this time. Ranikhet Express presents an overnight journey from Delhi to Ramnagar. But it reaches Ramnagar at 4:50 am so better to arrange the pick and drop services from the hotel/resort.

Day 1: Our train reached at the designated time and the staff at our stay in resort Corbett Woods had already sent cabs for pick up at the Ramnagar Railway Station. The fresh morning breeze was soothing and prepared us for a relaxing journey ahead.

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The resort has Swiss tents and cottages alike and the facilities provided are top notch. Our morning tea and cookies, the myriad items in the breakfast and the morning dip in the swimming pool were the best welcome kit that we had been offered.

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The only downside of the day was bed bugs on our beds. We got the room changed but unhygienic tents are totally unacceptable.

After stuffing ourselves with the lip smacking lunch and resting for a while, we took an open jeep tour to Girijiya temple near the banks of the Kosi river.

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The waters of Bihar’s sorrow are extremely clean and many of my companions took a dip or two in the river. The scenery is delightfully wonderful.

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Day 2: The second day began early at 4:30am as the time was finally here for the Jim Corbett Safari tour. Our resort had already arranged the permits for us and it is required to carry your ID proofs (no PAN cards) as the forest officials keep a vigilant check at the entrance gates. A guide will also accompany the tourists.

Do not buy the rumours that Jim Corbett is overrated. Trust me, it is not! The tall Savannah grass hiding the herd of elephants, the numerous family of peacocks & peahens and grey Francolins on the road and the myriad groups of deer families galloping in the dense forests and grasslands are the sights to behold. The sounds of the not-so-naughty wild rhesus macaques which are pretty sophisticated compared to their mischievous city counterparts & langurs will alarm you once in a while.

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And do not forget to marvel at the beautiful nests of the weaver birds.

We did not spot a tiger or a leopard but the pug marks were there.

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The usual wine & dine routine went after we were finished with our Safari.

We also took a tempo facilitated journey to the Souvenir shops in Ramnagar.

Our returning train Ranikhet Express was scheduled at 8pm from the Ramnagar Railway station and it reached Delhi Cantt at 5:30am.

This journey has instilled in me a resolve to take more Safari and wildlife sanctuary tours and revel in the sound of the forest.